Don Hobbs gathered a pile of schedules, slipped them into a folder and added them to some binders to be taken home for study last Friday, after perhaps the most challenging two weeks he’s faced as DODDS Pacific athletics coordinator.
The winter sports seasons’ start is on hold at the moment, while DODDS Pacific schools’ athletics directors and coaches scramble to adjust schedules in the wake of a directive to cut the length of seasons and number of scheduled games.
What would Ana Hernandez have said if she’d been told as a sophomore, when she suffered from injuries and growing pains, that she would win the Far East High School Cross-Country Meet not just once, but twice, as a junior and senior?
Fred Bales has coached football for more than three decades, during which time his teams have graduated several prospects into college ball, with two, Penn State’s Michael Haynes (Bears) and Baylor’s Daryl Gardener (Dolphins), making it to the NFL.
Tyshon Butler felt like things were slipping away. Though the score was tied, Kubasaki teammate Jarrett Mitchell was sidelined after a helmet-to-helmet hit following an interception, but momentum still seemed to be on Kadena’s side.
At a time when much of the ground-level U.S. role in Afghanistan is receding, medical evacuation crews continue to play a major part in the conflict, providing a service that Afghans appear incapable of fielding on their own.
Once a favorite destination for travelers on the Hippie Trail, this idyllic provincial capital high in the Hindu Kush mountains is now famous for what’s not there. Three glaring holes in the cliffs that rise over the town tell the story of what Bamiyan lost 12 years ago.
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